‘EU members split over network fee levy on Big Tech’ – Reuters
While a two thirds majority are opposed to the idea, the EC continues to try to reach a consensus.
This week Reuters reported that a majority of EU countries have rejected a push by Europe's big telecoms operators to force major tech companies like Google to help fund the rollout of 5G and broad... Read more
TIM CEO says EU telecoms sector faces daunting market headwinds
The head of Telecom Italia says the European telcos are facing a "perfect storm" of challenges.
Telecom Italia (TIM) CEO Pietro Labriola raised eyebrows this week while delivering his keynote address at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona. "We are facing a perfect storm,” said the chi... Read more
EU to remain neutral as Big Tech faces off against Europe’s telcos
The fight over who will fund the bloc's 5G roll-out will be decided via consultation, the EC says.
The EU's industry chief issued a strong message this week about how the Commission will handle the struggle between Big Tech companies and EU telecoms companies over who will foot the bill for the ... Read more
EU launches study to decide who will pay for Europe’s 5G networks
The European Commission wants to do a study who needs to pay for the 5G networks in Europe. Is that for the telco's or should de big tech players pay for their "fair share". Big question will be, what is "fair"?
This week, Meta and other US tech platforms howled in protest over the European Comm... Read more
‘EU plans bold action to spur 5G investment’
The bloc wants to cut red tape and reduce costs in order to accelerate the rollout of 5G networks.
This week Reuters reported that it had seen a leaked European Commission (EC) document outlining initiatives in support of an EU-wide rollout of 5G networks and broadband coverage to meet the targe... Read more
Germany wants to become the largest semiconductor producer in Europe
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz asserted that Germany could become the EU's largest producer of semiconductors at a recent summit. He attributed his statement to the significant investments made in the industry as of late.
Scholz, who emphasized that Germany is working hard to increase semiconduct... Read more
Europe’s 5G rollout is trailing South Korea, Japan, and the US
According to an industry report, Europe is lagging behind global leaders in 5G adoption due to growing costs and the conflict in Ukraine.
As presented by a survey conducted by the GSMA, a mobile industry lobbying group, 5G network coverage in Europe is expected to reach 70% by 2025, up from 47% ... Read more
Rising energy costs will delay 5G rollout in EU, Vodafone exec says
Rising energy costs will almost certainly cause European telecom carriers to postpone plans for 5G deployments, the president of Vodafone Italy's operations said in a statement on Friday.
"To pay energy bills, I don't see other solutions but to postpone investments", Vodafone Italy's Aldo Bisio ... Read more
Telecom Italia secures €725 million tender for 5G rollout
On Monday, the ministry for technology innovation and digital transformation announced that Telecom Italia has won a federal tender for implementing 5G networks.
Telecom Italia is a telecommunications, internet and cloud services provider. Domestic activities include retail and wholesale voice a... Read more
Ericsson: 5G is fundamental to Europe achieving climate targets
A new study shows an accelerated roll-out of 5G connectivity across Europe and the UK will have a huge impact in reducing CO2e emissions.
Ericsson has funded a new Europe-wide study that finds that implementing 5G technology across the largest high-emitting sectors could result in the same carbo... Read more